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Considerations for Choosing a Frying Pan

Along with saucepots and saute pans, a frying pan is one of the most versatile pieces of cookware you can have. There are so many foods you can prepare in skillets, from steak and seafood to grilled sandwiches and pancakes.

Which Frying Pan is Right for You?

All skillets aren't the same, so it's important to think about the features you want when shopping for a new pan. Here are some tips to help narrow down the search and choose the pan that's right for you:

  • Consider the brand when shopping for a new skillet. Williams Sonoma carries the brands you know and love, such as Nordic Ware, Le Creuset and de Buyer. If you're looking for something that delivers pro-quality results, check out the AllClad™ collection of cookware.
  • The skillets at Williams Sonoma come in an array of sizes. There are 8-inch pans that are great for cooking small portions, as well as pans as large as 14 inches that can hold enough food for the whole family. You'll also find 8-inch and 10-inch pans that work well for most kitchens.
  • Many of the pans in the selection are nonstick so that food slides off easily. When it comes to cleanup, nonstick pans are the easiest to wash. You'll also find pans done in materials such as stainless steel and cast iron to suit your preferences.
  • Some of the skillets come with a lid. Cooking with a lid is often helpful for foods that tend to splatter, and it helps hold in heat and moisture.

Equip Your Kitchen with a Frying Pan Set

If you want a coordinated collection of pans in different sizes, you can't go wrong with a frying pan set. Williams Sonoma has a selection of frying pan sets from which to choose that contain two or more pieces. Having more than one pan lets you fry two things at once, which can help cut down on time spent in the kitchen. For example, you could fry bacon in one pan and French toast in the other.

Explore the frying pan selection at Williams Sonoma to find durable, high-quality pieces for your kitchen. You may also want to check out the other cookware, such as pots and saute pans. There are also specialty cookware items to bring out your culinary creativity. Choose from fondue pots, pressure cookers and even sous vide cookers.

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